'COVID doesn't care': Amanda Kloots says her 'heart breaks' thinking of what son will miss in life without Nick Cordero

Raechal Shewfelt
·Editor, Yahoo Entertainment
·2 min read
Amanda Kloots poses with son Elvis and late husband Nick Cordero. (Photo: Instagram)
Amanda Kloots poses with son Elvis and late husband Nick Cordero. (Photo: Instagram)

Amanda Kloots shared a sweet photo of her late husband, Nick Cordero, and their 1-year-old son, Elvis, Thursday, as a warning to others that they should take the coronavirus seriously.

Cordero died July 5, at the age of 41, just four months after being diagnosed with COVID-19. The Broadway actor spent the last stretch of his life hospitalized, facing setback after setback.

Kloots, who shared regular updates about Cordero’s condition, has continued to keep supporters informed about her grief. The fitness trainer has also used her platform to stress the seriousness of the virus. On Thursday, she did both with a sweet photo of Cordero and Elvis sleeping. She said it was taken a year ago when she found the two napping.

“I still can’t believe there are people that believe this disease is a hoax, something that won’t happen to them,” Kloots said. “COVID doesn’t care how old you are or if your [sic] a new dad and husband.”

Kloots and Cordero married in September 2017.

She asked that people do all they can to stay well and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“When my heart breaks it’s because of seeing pictures like this, what Elvis will miss in his life because Nick is gone,” she said. “Please wear a mask and take this seriously as the numbers rise daily.”

Kloots will soon have an even larger audience than the impressive following she’s found online. The Talk announced Tuesday that she’s joining the show as a full-time host for 2021. She had served as a guest co-host since October.

"I am thrilled and honored to join this incredible cast and crew,” Kloots said. “From the very first time I guest co-hosted on The Talk, I knew I was among a very special group of people. I look forward to starting off the new year with honest and thought-provoking discussions, mixed with plenty of fun and laughter too.”

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